Increase in enterovirus D68 infections in young children, United Kingdom, 2006-2016

Everlyn Kamau, Heli Harvala, Soile Blomqvist, Dung Nguyen, Peter Horby, Richard Pebody, Peter Simmonds*

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Abstract

We determined the change in seroprevalence of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in the United Kingdom in age-stratified cohorts from 2006 to 2016, the period during which EV-D68 emerged as a cause of severe respiratory disease occasionally leading to paralysis. Infections were acquired primarily in infants and young children, and incidence was markedly higher in 2016.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1200-1203
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank Lieke Brouwer for technical assistance in performing the neutralization assays and the personnel in the National Polio Laboratory, THL, Helsinki, for culturing the virus strains. We thank Simon Tonge and colleagues at the Vaccine Evaluation Unit, PHE, Manchester, for provision of archive samples. The project was supported by a Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund 2016 (ISSF 204826/Z/16/Z) grant to P.H. and P.S. E.K. was supported in part by a Wellcome Trust investigator grant (WTA102975).

Funding Information:
The project was supported by a Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund 2016 (ISSF 204826/Z/16/Z) grant to P.H. and P.S. E.K. was supported in part by a Wellcome Trust investigator grant (WTA102975).

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